Saturday, September 27, 2008


The farmer purchased most of the seeds and starts for the garden this year. One of the things he brought home was the old fashioned green bell peppers and a new one called "sweet cherry red pepper". Thinking it was going to be bright red and round because that is what the photo showed (above) we were quite mystified when the pepper began to grow but was a light green and definitely not round.

We have watched these all summer and they are now ready but we have not been able to identify them for sure. After looking up different peppers it could be perhaps a banana pepper or a Hungarian pepper. But it doesn't really even look like that exactly. It smells and tastes like a mild green pepper...not sweet at all.

Anyone? Ideas?


Mental P Mama said...

No clue. I'll send Annie, she'll know.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like a banana pepper to me.
Let us know when you find out for sure! Don't ya hate it when that happens?

The W.O.W. factor said...

Had the same looking peppers 2 summers ago, and I didn't buy them. Best I could come up with was the Anaheim pepper ! I showed to a little Hispanic gal at the feedlot, she told me. Check this out: (sorry, I don't know yet how to put a link in comments )

5 of my early girl tomatoes ended up being cherry tomatoes! I got turnips out of half a package of beet seeds!

DesertHen said...

I agree with W.O.W, it looks like an Anaheim to me. I have some still growing in the garden, mine are a bit darker.

What is up with the seeds and plants this year???? I only ended up getting one zucchini off of three plants.......whats up with that!!!

My tomatoes were mismarked as well, ended up with grape tomatoes instead of romas and yellow sungold cherries instead of yellow heirlooms.........odd year!

Have a great weekend............=)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm not sure the length of that pepper, but it sure reminds me of our New Mexico Green Chilies!

This is the season to buy bushels of 'em and have 'em roasted in huge turning roasting barrels over a fire at the markets.

Bring 'em home, soak, remove the skins and either freeze or use!

Green Chile harvesting is what signals Fall around here. :)


willowtreecreek said...

I don't know much (or really anything) about peppers but they look just like those Pepperoncini peppers that you sometimes get at pizza restaurants. They are mildly spicy and usually pickled. I love the things!

rhymeswithplague said...

willowtreecreek beat me to the punch -- I also think it looks like a Pepperoncini.

CeeCee said...

I, also, believe it's a pepperoncini. I don't even know what to do with them raw. I've always eaten them as 'salad peppers', pickled.

My poblano peppers ended up being something else as well. Not much bigger than a jalepeno, so I won't be making any chile rellenos this year.

tipper said...

Looks like a banana pepper-but who knows?

Carolynn said...

I have no idea, but it sure is pretty.

noble pig said...

Not sure, but it looks good. It looks like a pepperoncini...but they don't grow on plants! Ha!

rhymeswithplague said...

If you look at that pepperoncini (or whatever it is) long enough, you will see the famous painting of a reclining nude female figure known as "The Naked Maja."

I kid you not.

Jill said...

ha ha ha ha ha! I have no idea what kind of pepper it is, but it sure makes me giggle! :)

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Hi! Coming out of lurkdom! I buy these peppers to make salsa along with our home grown Jalapenos! Here in North texas, those peppers are sold as "Anaheim peppers".

Growing jalapenos for the first time has been a fun experience for my family.